Glen Onoko falls trail to be closed May 1
Bridal Falls is the second set of waterfalls at Glen Onoko. The trail to the falls will close May 1 because of the issues with people being injured. TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO
The falls trail at Glen Onoko, a popular but sometimes dangerous destination for hikers located on gamelands outside of Jim Thorpe, will close May 1 according to officials with the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
Numerous people have been injured at the falls over the years, including several deaths. The decision was made to protect human life — both hikers and the volunteer firefighters who have to rescue them, a game commission official said.
According to the game commission, 2018 was the first time in several years that there were no fatalities at the falls.
Warning signs at the falls have become legendary for their stern warnings about injuries and death, cautioning hikers to use the falls at their own risk.
On May 1, those signs will come down and new ones will go up stating that the falls is closed to the public.
Under state law, someone who ignores the signs and hikes the falls could be cited for $100-$200.